Appaloosa, Calaveras County

In Contained California Firesby YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: Appaloosa, Calaveras County
  • State: California
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE TCU
  • Size (acres): 310
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 8, 2016
  • Personnel: 27
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
Appaloosa, Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, Cal Fire. Nine miles southwest of Angels Camp, CA. Timber, chaparral, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, San Andreas Fire, Copperopolis Fire, Angels Camp Fire, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, PG&E.

Road Closures: Highway 4 is open – Appaloosa is closed north of Hunter. Stallion and Roan are closed at Highway 4.

Current Situation: Power lines arcing.

Evacuations: none at this time.

July 6, 2016 at 9:02 AM

Mop-up operations are ongoing

July 5, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Mop-up operations are continuing.

July 4, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Peace Officers with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit determined electrical power caused the Appaloosa Fire which is located south-west of Angels Camp, CA.

The fire was caused by a property owner working on an electrical panel breaker box which led to the water supply. CAL FIRE is conducting firing operations to secure the perimeter of the fire.

A citation was issued to the property owner for violation of Health and Safety Code 13001, negligently causing a fire and Public Resources Code 4422(b), allowing fire to spread to lands of another. The case will be submitted to the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office for review.

July 4, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Reduced acreage due to better mapping.

July 3, 2016 at 9:52 PM

FMAG process initiated
Continued threat to transmission lines and Oakland Approach Tower
No Federal aircraft on Incident

July 2, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Loss of a communications tower reported, the fire is spotting and exhibiting erratic behavior.